The tunnel is located at the convergence of the southern entrance of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive, the northern entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and U. S. Bicycle Route 76. Both Interstate 64 and U. S. 250 cross over the tunnel at Rockfish Gap.
Traveling through the long, dark tunnel will be a stirring experience for a variety of visitors from across the Commonwealth and beyond: hikers and cyclists of every level, wildlife watchers, history enthusiasts, railroad buffs, heritage tourists, school children on field trips, and nearby residents. To learn how you can support this community landmark and outstanding recreational resource please visit Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation.
The trail is open from sunrise to sunset. Please be cognizant inside the tunnel of other visitors and beware of uneven ground. BRING FLASHLIGHTS! The roadway and the land leading to the trailhead/park is privately owned and visitors should obey all parking signage. There is no overnight or RV camping at either trailhead.
Virginia’s natural areas have small parking areas, some as few as 8-10 spaces. When the lot is full, the attraction is full.
Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail
215 Afton Depot Lane, Afton VA 22920
From I-64: Take Afton Exit 99. Take a right onto 250 East. After 1.5miles, take a sharp right onto VA-6 East. Go .5 mile and turn right onto Afton Depot Lane.
56 parking spaces. No bus parking. Trail fully ADA accessible.